Individuals with an Activity Image Orientation (AIO), enjoy working with people, challenging assignments, and a variety of work tasks and activities, which give them the opportunity to look good. Their friendly and open manner gains them the respect and confidence of various types of people and is also helpful in winning them positions of authority. AIOs make better leaders than doers and have the ability to form successful terms from diverse personalities. At times, however, they can be overconfident about their ability to change the position and behavior of others. Using a hard sell to foster their point of view, sometimes repels instead of attracts, others to them. For the most part, however, AIOs possess a great deal of poise under pressure, are pleasant in dealing with others, and enjoy the stimulus of challenging work assignments.
AIOs seek prestige as evidence of performance and esteem. They also seek freedom from routine and regimentation. That freedom, however, results in their need to be supplied with analytical data on a systematic basis. Being made aware of the importance of certain routine matters helps AIOs control their natural impulsiveness. Otherwise, their enthusiastic optimism could replace study and logic.
Potential Strengths and Weaknesses
Able to verbalize well
Could become too soft under pressure
Could allow emotions to cloud issues
May have a tendency to be overly optimistic
May try to oversell an issue
May overlook important shortcomings in others
Control of Time
May desire environment to change too quickly
May overlook little things in an effort to save time